Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

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Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

[rō′dē·zhən trə‚pan·ə·sō′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A fulminating form of African sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma rhodesiense, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and characterized by parasitemia, edema, lymphadenitis, and myocarditis. Also known as East African sleeping sickness.
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We describe an outbreak of acute trypanosomiasis that occurred in September 2000, in the city of Belem.

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